Friday, April 4, 2014

D9P for Kenya Quilt finished!

You can read more about this quilt here.

Measures about 63"x 80" after being washed.

My friend Michelle pieced the quilt top, and I quilted it with a big, all over wavy pattern, loosely following this tutorial.  You can see the quilting a little better in this photo:


I quilted it using my walking foot mostly.  When there was a small island of non-quilted, I used my free motion foot to fill it in so I wouldn't have to rotate the quilt a million (more) times.


I used a Superior Threads in a medium blue.


Bound using some scraps that were already cut.

I love the texture after a wash!

The backing is not my favorite and was purchased out of desperation, haha.  


I had planned to get some wide backing for a fast, simple back.  I went to Hobby Lobby to get it, since it's closer than Joann's.  They have a selection of poly-cotton broad cloths, which I stared at for a long time trying to decide on a color.  Then, as I was reading a tag on one of the bolts I saw that the "broad" cloth was only 44" wide!  Why is it called broadcloth?!  Ugh, I was so annoyed.  But I had wasted so much time already, with both kids in tow and getting cranky, that I chose the first green-brown-blue fabric I found, hoping it would coordinate (it doesn't though, does it?  haha, oh well).


Lesson learned: Hobby Lobby doesn't carry true broadcloth!

Label on the back with a spare block.

I actually finished this on the 31st, right on schedule!  I wanted Michelle to see it first.  This quilt is now packed up, ready to be shipped to Kenya for the Lala Salama project--go check it out!

Posing with the cherry tree.

14 comments:

  1. Nope, it doesn't go - but it makes it TWO SIDED which you know I LOVE. You guys did fantastic. :)

    You probably caught a break by not buying the broad cloth. If I understand it correctly, it usually a cotton/poly blend and the weaving is much wider than a standard cotton. I've used it a few times because I dig the somewhat shiny finish, but it doesn't wash/dry and otherwise behave the same as normal quilting cotton. Bad? Good? I don't know, just different. :)

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  2. Fantastic!! Your quilting is awesome as always and i love a good D9P! Great job you two!

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  3. Fabulous and for such a wonderful cause! Your two do great work together. Love the quilting, Renee. I did see that tutorial before but have never tried it. That is such a good question.... Why DO they call it broad???

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  4. Love the quilt! Your quilting is fantastic!

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  5. This has turned out fabulously - almost looks like a turkish tile mosaic.

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  6. Seriously LOVE the quilting on this!! Beautifully done :)

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  7. It's pretty and your quilting fab! Love it!

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  8. I looks gorgeous and your quilting is what ties it all up! Congrats on another great job!

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  9. It looks great! The quilting is beautiful.

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  10. The quilting is just beautiful. You rocked it again!

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  11. Uhhh, amazing. Great job again. Will try this will my walking foot!

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  12. The quilt and quilting are awesome!

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  13. Lost in translation: broadcloth (a type of fabric) vs wideback (quilting cottons that are made on super wide looms)?

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